Jessika Jenson Tackles New Olympic Snowboarding Category

Jessika Jenson Tackles New Olympic Snowboarding Category

Jessika Jenson hails from Rigby, Idaho, and grew up snowboarding as well as dirt biking, wakeboarding, and mountain biking. Snowboarding, though, is her specialty. Jessika first started snow sports skiing at a local resort and switched to snowboarding when she was only 10 years old. Since then she took her training into her own hands and entered every open competition she could. She started competing when she was 14 and found open competitions at local resorts like Kelly Canyon and Grand Targhee. Jessika’s talent made her a notable contender, and she quickly rose in the rankings. The past two seasons have served up a handful of injuries to the young snowboarder, but she pushes through and continues to pull out unique tricks...

Making a Home for Refugees

Making a Home for Refugees

Think about what it feels like to come home after a long day. Think about that relaxation you feel as you enjoy a hot shower and climb in a comfy bed with clean sheets. Now think about how you would feel if you didn’t have a bed, a shower, a home. Refugees from around the world come to the United States with practically nothing. The US has programs in place to help refugees start a life here, but the stipends given those refugees aren’t enough to cover all the costs of starting over from scratch. That’s where the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints comes in (this faith is often inadvertently referred to as the Mormon Church). Deseret Manufacturing, a company owned by The Church of Jesus Christ, donates beds and...

7 Christ-like Resolutions for Your New Year

7 Christ-like Resolutions for Your New Year

It’s January, and the internet is swimming in articles and blog posts about resolutions, goals, and change. These resolutions are often pretty standard: get in shape, save money, find a new job, try something new. Those goals aren’t bad, and if you’re committed to them, can actually be really good for you, but they aren’t the only ones you should consider as you dive into the new year. When you sit down to make goals for the new year, think about what you want to be and not just about what you want to do. Here are some ideas for resolutions you can make that will bring you closer to the Savior. 1. Seek out someone in need Seeking out those in need can mean assisting the homeless, or stopping for that friend who needs...

Sacred Sabbath: Mormons Keep Sunday a Special Day

Sacred Sabbath: Mormons Keep Sunday a Special Day

If you have a shot at winning $50,000, you take it, right? For Nancy Judd, resident of Alpine, Utah, the possibility of a $50,000 prize wasn’t enough to get her to depart from her convictions to keep Sunday a special day. Nancy’s a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (often inadvertently referred to as the Mormon Church) and takes the commandment to keep the Sabbath day holy seriously.[1] In the For Strength of Youth booklet published by The Church of Jesus Christ it says the following: The Lord has given the Sabbath day for your benefit and has commanded you to keep it holy. Honoring the Sabbath day includes attending all your Church meetings. Go to sacrament meeting prepared to worship the Lord and...

Mormon Leadership Extends Sympathies on Passing of Nelson Mandela

Mormon Leadership Extends Sympathies on Passing of Nelson Mandela

When Nelson Mandela, prominent and visionary South African president, passed away in December 2013, the leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (often inadvertently referred to as the Mormon Church) expressed their condolences at his passing. As part of the published statement, The Church of Jesus Christ expressed that “[Mandela’s] courage, kindness and extraordinary moral leadership have been an example to all people.” [1] Mandela was a champion for human rights and liberties. He was a key player in abolishing discriminatory apartheid practices from South African law and worked tirelessly to establish balance and peace within his nation. He served as President of South Africa from 1995 to 1999, and his...

Copyright © 2014 AboutMormons. All Rights Reserved.
This website is not owned by or affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (sometimes called the Mormon or LDS Church). The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the position of the Church. The views expressed by individual users are the responsibility of those users and do not necessarily represent the position of the Church. For the official Church websites, please visit LDS.org or Mormon.org.